While this actually requires no special settings, I figure it’s worth noting, if for nothing more than to state that in VMware Fusion 3, ESX 3.5 requires no additional settings to be operational. Basically it works as follows:
- Download the ESX ISO (vmware.com/download/vi)
- In VMware Fusion create a new virtual machine, choosing said ISO:
- The correct OS is installed automatically. The version may be ‘incorrect’ but it works just fine:
- And all installed:
Also of note: The splash screen seemingly does a lookup against the hostname you have configured to produce the IP address displayed.